Saturday, September 28th
When the first American settlers arrived at the juncture of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, they observed an extensive and intriguing complex of earthen walls and mounds, leading to much speculation about how old they were, who built them, and to what purpose they were created. Over 230 years later, we have a general idea of when these earthworks were created and how they were used, even as many questions remain to be answered. Join Castle archaeologist Wes Clarke as we take a detailed look at these prehistoric remains, including significant new information that has been generated in recent years with modern research techniques. We will visit the four principal surviving elements of the Marietta works, and will also view artifacts not previously displayed to the public.
This tour begins at Mound Cemetery and will travel by trolley to each location.
There are two tour times to choose from. Each tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
- 12pm – 1:30pm
- 2pm – 3:30pm
$15 per individual. Each tour is limited. (Rain or shine)
Castle Members use coupon code “castlemember” at check out for 10% off
Unfortunately, due to issues with the planned transportation for this tour, we are going to have to reschedule for later this year or early next. We do apologize for any inconvenience.